Len Wiseman Bringing Atlantis Rising to the Big Screen
by Alex Billington
December 5, 2008
Len Wiseman, director of Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard as well as husband of Kate Beckinsale, has signed on to direct an adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comic Atlantis Rising for DreamWorks. The project was brought to the studio by Transformers and Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who will be producing the project just as they did with Eagle Eye. No writer has been attached yet. Before Wiseman gets to Atlantis Rising, however, he will be tackling another project called Motorcade first. Although it's only in early development, Atlantis Rising sounds like a fascinating sci-fi adventure film.
Created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Atlantis Rising is a five-part miniseries published by Platinum Studios. Story kicks off when seismic disturbances at sea force the military to investigate the deepest part of the ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to engage in war with planet Earth. "After more than a thousand years of peaceful coexistence, Atlantis and the surface world are on the brink of war with the fate of both civilizations hanging in the balance." You can find out a lot more over on the official website for the comic, or you can buy some back issues at their store. I'm very curious myself and might pick up a few.